During the early 2000s, the Portland Trail Blazers reached the 2000 Western Conference Finals losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in 7 games.
The Blazers were one of the toughest teams the Los Angeles Lakers faced on their way in the first three-peat.
The -then- three members of the Portland Trail Blazers, Damon Stoudamire, Rasheed Wallace and Bonzi Wells spoke on “Let’s Get Technical” about the possibility of winning a title.
“It’s crazy, but I think as you move along 20 years later, it is what it is now. I think that at times we didn’t, number one, we couldn’t finish games. We didn’t finish games. We was always there to win. We didn’t finish games,” Stoudamire said on his former teammate, Bonzi Wells, claiming that “that Blazers’ team may have left a championship on the table.
I think that at times we didn’t know where to go at the end of the game. We didn’t know what we wanted to do… I think that we could’ve eventually got to that point, but I don’t think they kept us together long enough. We had the squad.”